Green scheme boost for centre

Convenient: John Kersey
Convenient: John Kersey
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A scheme that sees waste management firm Remsol donate a percentage of its recycling profits to a local charity has been capturing the imagination of Lancashire’s business community.

Launched by the Preston-based outfit at the Lancashire Green Awards in November last year, the Recycle For Good initiative in aid of the Space Centre has been steadily gathering pace, with a growing number of businesses signing up.

The Space Centre is the largest multi-sensory centre of its kind in the UK, working with disabled children and adults. It suffered a funding crisis last year.

Kersey Hairdressing from Grimsargh is the first local business to support the scheme.

John Kersey, managing director, said: “When I heard about the plight of the Space Centre, and how Remsol are helping, I was eager to get involved and signed-up on the launch night. We now place our dry mixed recyclable waste from the salon into a large and convenient wheelie bin that is emptied once every two weeks.”

As part of the initiative, Remsol is donating a portion of its recycling profits earned across the whole of the PR postcode area for the next two years to help the Space Centre .

Jenny Turner, owner of Marylands Nursery in Penwortham, and who has recently opened another in Lostock Hall, said: “Getting behind the Space Centre with this initiative ensures that we are supporting even more children within our community – and promoting a greener message too.”

Dave Culshaw, managing director of Lancashire car leasing firm UK Carline, said: “We’re delighted to be part of Remsol’s Recycle For Good scheme. Previously, all our office waste was collected together and taken away for landfill.”